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Domain Extensions

A domain name establishes your unique online identity. It projects a professional image for your business. Points to remember:

  1. Make the URL as short as possible. This helps avoid mistakes and also makes it easier to remember.
  2. Use common words that users know how to spell.
  3. If you are unable to use the company name as your domain name, make sure the potential domain name ties in logically with the business (e.g., an exterminator might use NoMoreBugs.com).
  4. Use only letters and numbers. If punctuation is necessary, make it uniform (e.g., use all underscores or all hyphens, but don't mix the two).
  5. Register your domain name ASAP- before someone else takes it.

Listed below are the most common extensions you may have seen and were wondering about. Any one of these extensions will work anywhere in the world.

Common Vanity Domain Extensions
  • .com- Most common-US.
  • .net- 2nd most common-US.
  • .org- Non-profit organizations.
  • .tv- Vanity domain from the small island of Tuvalu in the South Pacific.
  • .biz- For business and Corporations.
  • .pro- For Professionals such as lawyers, medicine, accounting, etc..
  • .info- For information based sites such as newspapers, magazines, etc.
  • .aero- For companies based on air travel such as airlines.
  • .name- For individuals or personal web sites.
  • .jobs- The .jobs TLD is designed to be added after the names of established companies with jobs to advertise.
  • .cat- This is a TLD for Web sites in the Catalan language or related to Catalan culture.
  • .aero- Must verify eligibility for registration; only those in various categories of air-travel-related entities may register.
  • .coop- For co-operative organizations.
  • .museum- For museums, archival institutions, and exhibitions.
  • .cc- Vanity domain name by Clear Channel Communications, US.
  • .gov- US Government
  • .fm- For broadcasting and Internet Industries.
  • .mobi- (also known as DotMobi) is a top-level domain approved by ICANN and managed by the mTLD global registry dedicated to delivering the Internet to mobile devices via the Mobile Web.
  • .xxx- For sites providing sexually-explicit content, such as pornography.
  • .tel- A contact directory housing all types of contact information directly in the Domain Name System.
  • .travel- Must be verified as a legitimate travel-related entity.
  • .asia- This is a TLD for companies, organizations, and individuals based in the region of Asia, Australia, and the Pacific.
Common Country Domain Extensions
  • .us- United States
  • .ws- Samoa
  • .jp- Japan
  • .de- Germany
  • .ca- Canada
  • .be- Belgium
  • .co.uk- United Kingdom/England
  • .vu- Vanuatu
  • .nu- Island of Niue
  • .dk- Denmark
  • .st- Island of São Tomé
  • .sh- St. Helena
  • .ro- Romania
  • .co.il- Israel
  • .co.nz- New Zealand
  • .to- Tonga
  • .co.za- South Africa
  • .com.ro- Romania
  • .ms- Montserrat
  • .lt- Lithuania
  • .ac- Ascension Island
  • .as- American Samoa
  • .kz- Kazakhstan
  • .tc-Turks and Calicos Islands
  • .ly- Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • .gs- Islands of South Georgia & South Sandwich islands
  • .ph- Philippines
  • .vg- Virgin Islands

These are some of the more common choices you have for a domain name for your site. For a complete country list of domain names, click here.

Prices for domain registration vary by extention and country, contact us for more information.

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